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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.

You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.

Updated guidance for butterfly and moth recorders relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 24/03/2020

The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:

• The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will produce revised guidance when the time is right. Please check for any updates at www.butterfly-conservation.org.

We recommend that you continue to follow the UK Government’s response to the situation at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .

If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email

Downloads:

Butterflies of Montgomeryshire January 2021 by Douglas Boyes
BC North Wales Newsletter 2020

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  • Meet the 2022 Great North Run Team

    All our runners have been training hard for the big challenge, the Great North Run is a tough race but with the support of everyone in the Butterfly Conservation family we know that they will all fulfil lifetime ambitions and be able to say “They did it and achieved what they didn’t think was possible”.

  • Good News for Rare Butterfly on Dartmoor

    One of the UK’s rarest butterflies is having a welcome comeback to its Dartmoor stronghold, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed. 
     

  • Has the ‘COVID effect’ worn off for nature lovers?

    Big Butterfly Count sees a drop in participants compared to 2020 and 2021, and urges the public not to forget the benefits of being connected to nature – and it’s not too late to take part!
     

  • Migratory monarch butterfly now Endangered - IUCN Red List

    Gland, Switzerland, 21 July 2022 (IUCN) – The migratory monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus), known for its spectacular annual journey of up to 4,000 kilometres across the Americas, has entered the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM as Endangered, threatened by habitat destruction and climate change. 
     

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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    Bob Lee
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    Mark Sheridan
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    Ian Gorton